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In-Flight Service Gogo Uses Fake SSL Certificates To Throttle Streaming

number17 Re:Get What You Pay For (163 comments)

You haven't provided any context in your examples. Is the 10Gb file being downloaded by Jack Bauer in an attempt to save the world? Is the video game part of a global world championship? Which one is more important and to who?

about three weeks ago
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HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

number17 Re:Conform or be expelled (320 comments)

They often do change the rules AFTER the fact and Realtors often gloss over the HOA's authority except to tell you if there are any dues.

Maybe its just a Canadian thing, but we have Real Estate Lawyers go over the paperwork. At the very least you should have them go over the finances of the HOA to ensure they are in good standing.

about three weeks ago
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Mercedes-Benz's Self-Driving Concept Car Is Here

number17 Re:When they test these autonomous cars... (167 comments)

The car could also pull to the side of the road when weather conditions become too adverse.

The car would still need to be able to get to the side of the road. If it can't handle driving in a snow storm then how would it possibly pull over if you drove into a snow squall on the highway? By definition a snow squall is a sudden moderately heavy snow fall with blowing snow. Its not something that happens with any warning.

about three weeks ago
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Mercedes-Benz's Self-Driving Concept Car Is Here

number17 Re:When they test these autonomous cars... (167 comments)

But unless I see one of those two scenarios, I just cruise home while chatting hands-free with my wife. And it's wonderful.

Its not extreme. If you have ever driven on the highway in a snowy climate I am sure you have driven into a section of the highway that has open fields on both sides. This causes the snow to drift onto the highway covering the lane markers. Humans would slow down and continue to drive where they believe the lane exists. If you aren't the first person then you would follow the tire tracks of the previous cars. Stopping isn't an option and would be ludicrous.

The driverless car has to deal with this scenario as it is an everyday event during winter months. The car can't give up and stop in a live lane. The car can't just hand over the wheel at a moments notice when going 100km/h. You can't cop out and say that the car can't drive in snow.

about three weeks ago
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US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

number17 Not their MO (182 comments)

This just isn't the way that NK has done things in the past. In the past they've been quick to take credit for any hacking they've done. It just doesn't make sense to go through all the trouble to threaten Sony to not release the movie, hack them, then not take credit for it.

about a month ago
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Sony Hacks Continue: PlayStation Hit By Lizard Squad Attack

number17 Re:Sony needs to invest in their IT (170 comments)

Remember that time when people were told to vote with their wallets?

Seems like people don't know what happened, don't care what happened, or more likely don't know how it can hurt them.

Don't worry though, in 2011, after the last big hack, Sony changed their Terms & Conditions so that you^H^H^H they would have limited damages in the future.

about a month and a half ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

number17 Re:I agree, except: (390 comments)

Good points. Only counter is that it might give away your position more easily.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Drone For $100-$150?

number17 Re:At that price point, not much... (116 comments)

I started with a Phantom 2 (non-Vision) and it was also easy to fly. What I was recommended to do was to use Quadcopter FX Simulator before purchase. It helped a lot to get oriented with the controls.

about 2 months ago
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Auto Industry Teams Up With Military To Stop Car Hacking

number17 Is this 2001? (114 comments)

Didn't they say they solved this in 2001? /s

The best defense against car thieves is a beater.

about 2 months ago
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What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy

number17 Re:And it won't be (144 comments)

In Canada the mega-congolmerates control the news and the cables it runs on. Just look at the big 2

Rogers:
Media: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...
Cable: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

Bell:
Media: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...
DSL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B...

And then in 2012 these guys bought 75% in MLSE who own the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC.... and around 6 stadiums that they either own, invest and operate, or are invested in. They've gone complete vertical in the Toronto market.

about 2 months ago
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What the US Can Learn From Canada's Internet Policy

number17 Re:Was impressed until.. (144 comments)

Yes, its the same idea as cell phone usage. You get a certain up/down speed and a bandwidth cap. Based on the pricing, the GP is likely talking about Teksavvy who leases their cable and DSL lines from either Rogers and Bell.

Here is an example of Rogers pricing: http://www.rogers.com/web/link...

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

number17 Re:Battery Life Is Worse (504 comments)

Still not hipster enough. I don't need 90% of what your fancy Nokia 2610 can do. I have a watch that doesn't need to be charged and can be used as an alarm clock! If I need to make fancy phone calls I can use my landline.

about 4 months ago
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Scotland's Independence Vote Could Shake Up Industry

number17 Re:It doesn't seem to make sense (494 comments)

The political side would make more sense if Scotland was greatly different than UK culturally

Oh no you didn't!

about 4 months ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

number17 Re:https://www.mylunchmoney.com (231 comments)

Well, its a server, and its up, but:

www.mylunchmoney.com. uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is only valid for the following names:
*.mylunchmoney.com, mylunchmoney.com

about 4 months ago
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School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

number17 Re: just prepay for food (231 comments)

Kids also need clothes to wear, regular bathing, a bed to sleep, and other meals of the day. If you are unable to provide those things the government can and will. You just have to sign over your rights as the parent.

about 4 months ago
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Denver Latest City Hit By Viral Respiratory Infection That Targets Kids

number17 Re:No deaths? (174 comments)

To be clear, you don't want the IRS to have the power to prosecute those who don't pay their taxes or are fraudulent in reporting them? If that's what you meant I would ask that you rethink the consequences of having no repercussions for not paying your taxes.

You don't happen to work for one of those big US telecom companies like AT&T or Comcast do you? Is that why you want to get rid of the FCC regulations and those pesky Net Neutrality folks?

about 5 months ago
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New Usage-Based Insurance Software Can Track Drivers Using Smartphones

number17 Re:I can't wait (137 comments)

They can track it day and night, the phone will never get used whether I'm behind the wheel or in my house :-) I can't wait.

Good luck with that. Where I live an odometer reading is required as well as the occasional drive clean test for plate renewal. Let us know what they say when you report the same reading each year.

about 5 months ago
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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

number17 Re:stopping who? (322 comments)

Explain yourself if you are going to cite the search term "Australia Gun Ban".

Australian Firearm Laws

State laws govern the possession and use of firearms in Australia. These laws were largely aligned under the 1996 National Firearms Agreement (NFA). Anyone wishing to possess or use a firearm must have a Firearms Licence and, with some exceptions, be over the age of 18. Owners must have secure storage for their firearms. Each firearm in Australia must be registered to the owner by serial number. Some states allow an owner to store or borrow another person's registered firearm of the same category.

about 5 months ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

number17 Re:ITT... (312 comments)

And Virginia, California, and Colorado are at the top of the "FU America Law".

I heard that Virginia once tried to break up the US and even went to war with them! How un-American they are.

about 5 months ago

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